Ja­pan be­gins Her­culean task of shift­ing Olympics

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - FRONT PAGE -

With the Tokyo Olympics post­poned till 2021, now comes the multi-bil­lion dol­lar ques­tion: How and when will the Games be held and who will foot the bill. One is­sue for or­gan­is­ers is re­tain­ing con­trol of the vil­lage set to house most of the 11,000 ath­letes. The site of over 5,600 apart­ments was to be sold off af­ter the Games. “It is one of the many thou­sands of ques­tions the task force will have to ad­dress,” IOC pres­i­dent Thomas Bach said. Bach said fresh dates for the Olympics will be de­cided by a task force com­pris­ing the IOC’S Co­or­di­na­tion Com­mis­sion and the or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee of the Games in Tokyo. “This needs con­sul­ta­tion with the 33 in­ter­na­tional fed­er­a­tions. We will have tele­phone con­fer­ence by Thurs­day. We, of course, will have to take into ac­count the sports cal­en­dar around the Olympic Games,” said Bach on Wed­nes­day.

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